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Open Thread: What's the Best Frozen Pizza?

Had 2 free coupons for Annie's so got the bbq chicken pizza. First pizza i can honestly say wont buy again and wont waste my time with the second coupon

Dinner in Boston's Back Bay

If you arent familiar with Boston and want something truly for the experience even if the food doesnt match the price Id say top of the hub. Overpriced for the food but the view will be worth it

Dinner in Boston's Back Bay

If you arent familiar with Boston and want something truly for the experience even if the food doesnt match the price Id say top of the hub. Overpriced for the food but the view will be worth it

Poll: What Part of Your Pizza Matters Most?

I was very ready to say sauce since i could easily have a cheeseless pizza I LOVE SAUCE. But then I thought of how much I love a great crust and detest soggy or overly dense crust. If crust is good I can get by with a mediocre sauce

We Try All of the Late-Night-Only Munchie Meals at Jack in the Box

Bright side is for $6 the grilled cheese burger can easily make 3-4 meals deconstructed

I Brought Cinnabon Vodka Home for Thanksgiving

I dont really drink at all not a huge fan of the flavor of alcohol even my favorite pina coladas i get virgin. Half price too. But my cousin brought whipped cream vodka to thanksgiving and i drank it straight. I couldn't have too mich because it was very sweet but to sip it for a few hours slowly did much less caloric damage than 3 slices of pie

Tasty Burgers and Terrible Service at Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Las Vegas

I use ma'am as a form of respect to all women. And to think i was being rude all this time! ;)

2 Ingredients

@Zinniat I've actually seen a few that can use one ingredient to make peanut butter fudge, maple syrup candies, etc...

here is a list I was looking at for 2 ingredients
http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/34-insanely-simple-two-ingredient-recipes

Egg Substitute

i actually have both i just though the substitute would be better. guess i was wrong!

Egg Substitute

thanks, I know the package has the conversion on it too

Poll: How Do You Like Your Burger Cooked?

Depends on how it is cooked. If it is on a grill I like a nice char and even well done is great. However if it is at a restaurant on a stove or over most likely medium

Poll: How Many Slices is Lunch?

One but usually when i buy by the slice it is a pretty go size slice. For dinner usually 2 with a few chips or something on the side

Chronicles of a 5-Day Pizza Cleanse

what is so odd or hard about this I have gone probably 2 weeks on pizza because I liked it. If you have 2 slices per meal its not so bad

Poll: How Long Are You Willing To Drive For an Awesome Burger?

Not going out of my way. If a good place is in the area I'm going I would stop

Maple syrup

@Traveller, that was the first thing I thought of. One of my favorite things when I was a youngster is when my friend and I would travel up to Canada from Mass with his mom we would always stop in Vermont at a shop that sold "imperfects" the maple sugar leafs that weren't quite right for a discount. No matter how broken they are, they were always delicious and kept our energy up :)

Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero

Thats true one thing I did like (I drink diet so didn't matter quite as much) but for the other flavors the calories and sugars were at least half

Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero

@AnnieNT. I actually had a soda stream for about a week and realized it cost me more to run the soda stream than to buy soda on sale. Which it always is

Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero

Easy coke zero tastes like regular coke, diet coke doesn't. I prefer diet coke since I don't like the taste of regular. Probably because I was brought up in a family that preferred diet coke taste

Poll: Burgers with Two Proteins: Way or No Way?

Can't pick a side. If it is 2 things that don't vary much in flavor than no there's no point to in. However if the two components drastically change the taste say bbq pulled pork on beef that could be fun and ultimately replace the condiments

Can We Talk About Ice Cream Cones?

waffle cone: too pricey
sugar cone: breaks too easy and don't get enough in cone
cake cone: may not have much flavor but perfect vehicle for ice cream!

Why Have I Never Tried: Mr. Goodbar?

YOU NEVER HAD A GOOD BAR?!?! i THOUGHT EVERYONE HAD THEM BEFORE! I LOVE EM!

Poll: À la Carte Burgers at Restaurants: Way or No Way?

I will not order a burger without fries. The fries are the reason I order them and no I'm not paying 18$ for a burger and fries I could make at home for $4. I also don't like fancy steak houses that are a la carte. When U go with family we spend an hour just teying to fugure out what to split for sides then end up with tons of overpriced veggies and spuds

Poll: Pumpkin on Pizza, Way or No Way?

At the same time though with how creative and varying pizza has become perhaps we begin to come up with different names because just because it is on pizza dough does not qualify something as pizza

Poll: Pumpkin on Pizza, Way or No Way?

Just had a slice of thin crust butternut squash, cranberries and ricotta. Was delicious and a favorite at Otto a local pizza placr

Alcohol

@meatguy, I like your story ;)

Snow Day Slow Cooker

So at the last minute I have been told its a snow day so now that I am home will be shoveling.

I have a pork sirloin probably about 2 pounds or so that is frozen and has been in the freezer for a pretty good time so will take hours to thaw out. Is it possible to just throw it in the slow cooker frozen while I go shovel people out?

2 Ingredients

As I posted yesterday I am making a cake of some sort for Thanksgiving

But in my quest to find a good cake recipe I found a bunch of dessert recipes involving 2 ingredients or less and some just sound awesome

I love easy recipes. Do you have any go to low ingredient recipes that you make when going to a party?

Egg Substitute

So I unexpectedly need to make a cake or a dessert for thanksgiving. I only have Better N Eggs right now. Since I don't usually have eggs on hand, can I use this in a recipe? It says made from real eggs...


Oh and on a side note if I don't have a cake baking pan anything else I can use that I may have

Coconut Manna

Hi All

I asked this before but want some more feedback.. I have a jar of Coconut manna and want some ideas on what to do with it. I have never used it before. Looking for desserts, icings, spreads, really anything

Maple syrup

As many of you know I love grtting ideas here for recipies with certain ingredients. Currently Im looking for easy low ingredient desserts with Maple Syrup. Suggestions? i saw maple strup candy is great but i needa candy thermometer

PEANUT BUTTER

I love peanut butter and through impulse bought more than I can use. More specifically, different kinds from Peanut Butter and CO. which if you haven't tried, TRY NOW!

I will most likely be tasked to make dessert sometime in the near future for some holiday party. What are your go to, preferably easy and low ingredient peanut butter recipes?

Apple Season

I really love the desserts that are really easy like coffee mug cakes you just make for one in the microwave. Are there any real easy apple desserts that people love?

Alcohol

Hi, Im a 25 year old guy. I have never been a big drinker mostly because I don't like the taste of most alcoholic drinks and can't understand how people like the taste of beer. I like sweeter things but don't want to be in a bar with a girly drink. Any reccomendations for any alcoholic drinks that fit the category of 1.) Not a really expensive drink, 2.)not a calorie bomb drink like a white russian 3.) something most places can make

Coconut Manna?!?!

I love Coconut so when I won a jar of manna I was very excited..... Until I realized Ive never had it an no one I know has either. I have no clue what to use it for. Any goid ideas/recipies?

Self cleaning oven

Ok so many of you will probably think this is a dumb question but hey Im a bachelor living on my own for the first time, give me a break ;)

So yesterday I had a little oven fire. It went out but the top inside is still black and I figured Id run the self cleaning cycle since I've never done this anyway. Anything special I should know. Once it is done is there anything Inshould do to finish cleaning it? Wipe it down?

Monopoly at McD's

So the Monopoly game is back. While I dont frequent Mcds eniugh to really get TOO wxcited about it I enjoy hearing other peoples experience. Plus the game may entice me to stop and get that drink or iced coffee I may have gotten across the street.

So what prizes have you won past or present? I love finding discarded game pieces on the ground that are for free food ;) actually happens quite often for some reason

Fast Food Mistakes

This started a good debate on a blog I read and while we may not be all about fast food it was interesting. What are some fast food mistakes you encountered? Who are the worst offenders. My post on that blog was as follows

"For me when I go to fast food places, it is almost always because I want something very specific. Therefore there is nothing that upsets me more with fast food than when they are out of something or can not make something. I never go at odd times so they should be stocked. Mostly since I love McDonalds IceCream their machine seems to be down at many locations quite a bit. Burger King has also been out of cones quite a few times during their 50 cent promotion

Also, I don't go to burger king much but when I do I usually get a Whopper but sub the meat patty for a veggie patty and ask for no mayo. After getting through the confusion that I want a veggie patty but everything else with the whopper and not the "veggie burger" (they need to yell this to the kitchen because apparently there is no substitue patty button) Almost always I get my burger and there is mayo. By this point I just say what the hell and scrape it off which usually results in scraping lettuce too, but what the heck"

Babka?

Picked it up the other day (cheese babka). Never heard of it but looked good. Is it an Easter or Passover dessert

Easter Dessert

I am in charge of dessert and would like to use ingredients I have on hand. Some things I have

Apple butter
Peanut butter
Chocolate chip refrigerated cookie dough
Sugar cookie refrigerated dough
Spice cake mix
Oreos

Any ideas?

Would this work

I am trying to come up with something mildly craetive for and easy dessert. I have refridgerated tollhouse cookie dough. I was thinking of cutting thin circles out of it. Putting some dark chocolate peanut butter in the middle then topping with another thin circle of cookie dough and baking. Would this work?

Bay Scallops ideas

I am thinking of making bay scallop piccata becuase I can't think of anything else to make with them besides pasta dishes or baked scallops that I am kind of tired of and don't want to go buy a ton of ingredients.

I was thinking of having it with mashed potatoes and a veggie something easy that I have around and can keep as leftovers since I live alone. Any other ideas?

Will it melt?

How long do I have before my icecream starts to melt after buting from the Supermarket? (Boston 40 degrees)

Ask simce I take public transit so can take some time to get home

Pasta Suggestions

I have to meat sauce that I made extra of and froze a little while ago and I have store pasta (rozini) I am going to make pasta tonight. Instead of just cooking the pasta and throwing the sauce on it, any other suggestions?

Cooking time

Someone gave me a premade meatloaf and told me that when i cook it it is one hour at 350. This may be a dumb question but does anything prevent me from cooking it say at 400 for 45 minutes?... More

Starbucks Announces Biggest Size Yet: The 31-Ounce Trenta

Starbucks announced plans on Sunday to roll out their version of the Big Gulp: the new, massive, 31-ounce cup size called the "Trenta." (Trenta means "thirty" in Italian.) It will only be available for iced coffee and tea drinks, at $.50 more than a Venti. The rollout begins this week in 14 states, and will go nationwide by May 3. More